~[Satire] Our Street by W.M. Thackeray - lt

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Post by Lynnet » February 18th, 2021, 8:49 am

Our Street, by William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863)
Written as an autobiographical sketch of a Mr. M.A. Titmarsh, Our Street is a tongue-in-cheek look at English society and the characters who live in the street where he finds himself. It is the second of five "Christmas Books" written by Thackeray under the pseudonym of M.A. Titmarsh. (Summary by )
Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61072

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[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Makepeace_Thackeray (William Makepeace Thackeray)
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[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 15
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[*]Original publication date (if known): 1848
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Genres for the project: Humorous Fiction; General Fiction/Published 1800 -1900

Keywords that describe the book: society, observation

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

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"Section (or Chapter) # of Our Street. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Our Street, by William Makepeace Thackeray. Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Our Street, by William Makepeace Thackeray."
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Post by KRothe » February 20th, 2021, 11:39 pm

Hi there! :)

Two questions:
- do you expect this to be read with a British/UK accent or is General American acceptable?
- do you want the picture captions to be read or can they be skipped?

If a General American accent is acceptable (i can toss in a mild UK accent for dialogue where appropriate), I'll happily claim all chapters given the very reasonable word count :)

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Post by Lynnet » February 21st, 2021, 8:10 am

KRothe wrote:
February 20th, 2021, 11:39 pm
Hi there! :)

Two questions:
- do you expect this to be read with a British/UK accent or is General American acceptable?
- do you want the picture captions to be read or can they be skipped?

If a General American accent is acceptable (i can toss in a mild UK accent for dialogue where appropriate), I'll happily claim all chapters given the very reasonable word count :)
Please use your natural accent... I’m a Londoner so can be very critical of fake accents 8-)
Captions should be omitted.
Assigning all sections to you.
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Post by KRothe » February 21st, 2021, 11:05 am

Sweet, thanks!

I’m German and while I used to learn and live with a mild UK accent (lived in London for a while), I have moved to the US a little while ago and... well, that has done things to my accent 😄

Looking forward to reading it - I glanced at it yesterday and it looks fun :)

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Post by Lynnet » February 22nd, 2021, 10:55 am

I have made you BC... Instructions to follow.
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Post by Lynnet » February 22nd, 2021, 11:02 am

First of all, near the top of the first post, probably to the right but it may be fairly central, depending on your browser, you will see a stubby little pencil icon. That is so you can edit the first post. You may decide to change the summary.

Here are the instructions for logging in to the MW. It is the same for a DPL as for a BC. Please note, this only gives you access to the MW for projects where you are DPL or BC.


Accessing the System – First Time Login
1. Use this Link to go the main login screen: http://librivox.org/workflow
2. Click on Login (for BCs & MCs)
3. Enter your forum username.
4. Click “Forgot Password” 
5. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password. Click the link and enter a password and submit the form. (Note this should be more secure than your 'regular' password)
6. Go back to the main login screen and use the new password you entered above to log in to the system. 
7. When you log in from the main screen above, you will be taken to the LibriVox Management Dashboard default screen where you should see a list of your active projects along with options for dropdown menus, searching and editing your profile. (more on this later)
For more explicit step by step directions with screen shots, please see Accessing the System - First Time Login 
NOTE: BCs should use their personal workflow login to upload files. If you recently logged in with the general login to upload files to a project and the system still had you logged in, you may see this: 
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Please note, this doesn't always work the first time.

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The MW is probably straightforward...
I started entering the titles, to show you how it's done. No need for chapter numbers. Hit enter when you have finished typing. You can either go through entering them all now, or as you go on, one chapter at a time.

I have entered you as reader for all sections.

The notes column is where you put the time for each file. In this column, you have to 'save'.

Paste your URL from the uploader in the Listen URL column, hit enter. The Link column is automatically populated when you do this.

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There is no need to paste the link in the thread, as you would for a group project, although many soloists do. Just post "I've uploaded chapter 8" will suffice.

I think that's it. Any questions, please ask.
Have fun!

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Post by KRothe » February 22nd, 2021, 3:27 pm

Great! Just a heads up, I will likely deliver mid March - I have a couple of things coming that will do some neat stuff to my recording area and I'm starting to learn more about editing and processing this week, and I hope that I can give this the sweet new treatment then :) So if you don't hear anything for the next ~2 weeks, that's why. :)

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